Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 | 2 a.m.
The progress marches on in Iran toward a nuclear weapon. Sanctions and internal hardships notwithstanding, Iran is intent on developing this weapons capability and the world is not prepared for that event. The two presidential candidates do not want to come to grips with the ultimate crisis once it presents itself. The implications of reaching the “red line” are not part of the debate. No one seems intent on defining for the American people what is at stake, or what can be expected should a military strike on Iran eventually happen.
Is it political manipulation or an intelligence failure that prevents our leaders from shooting straight with Americans as what they can expect, or what preparations are in the works for this potential scenario?
Iran has been preparing for war for years. It knows that war is imminent, and the leaders have been engaged in war councils more than once to ensure that preparations for an all-out war are in place. America must be prepared this time for hostilities on our own soil. Terrorist surrogates of Iran are surely already here, and the effects could be lethal to our lives and destructive to our infrastructure and commerce, seriously disrupting our way of life.
The turmoil in America would be matched or exceeded by war in the Middle East, where American military assets will be engaged with Iran concurrently with attacks on Israel.
The day of reckoning is nearing, and it is getting late in the day for our leadership to prepare us for what is to come.